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Ancient Coins in Our August 2014 ANA Sale

Ancient Coins in Our August 2014 ANA Sale

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

On the morning of August 5, 2014, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will begin its Official ANA of the ANA World’s Fair of Money with Session A of the world sale. Leading off the session are 135 lots of world paper currency — a diverse selection and a fast growing specialty. Lot 201 begins our offering of ancient coins, featuring a wonderful selection of Greek and Roman coins for the collector to enjoy. 
Author: Greg Cohen
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Very Nice Salamis AR Stater

Very Nice Salamis AR Stater

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction is packed with excellent ancient coins for all types of collectors. Today we feature an AR Stater from the ancient Greek city-state of Salamis comprising the far eastern end of the island of Cyprus. This area has long been a contested region, between the Greeks and Persians. 
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Gorgeous Gem Specimen-65 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime Among Classic Rarities in Our 2014 ANA Sale

Gorgeous Gem Specimen-65 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime Among Classic Rarities in Our 2014 ANA Sale

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins

Among the most important and rarest coins in the Rarities Night session of our Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money is a 1794 half dime called Specimen-65 by NGC. This beautiful Gem is one of just a few pieces known in the Specimen format and is readily among the finest of those extant. 
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Looking Forward to the 2014 World’s Fair of Money

Looking Forward to the 2014 World’s Fair of Money

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

As you read these words the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money is coming up very quickly. The main show opens to the public on Tuesday, August 5, after which there will be non-stop activity through Saturday. I plan to be there for most of the show. 
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Better Know Your Notes: John Marshall on $20 Treasury Notes of 1890 and 1891

Better Know Your Notes: John Marshall on $20 Treasury Notes of 1890 and 1891

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Among the many great lots being offered in our Official Auction of the ANA World's Fair of Money in August is the finest known Fr. 372 1890 $20 Treasury Note. This ornate back note with large brown Treasury Seal bears ultra low serial number A5 and is graded Gem New 66 by PCGS. Featured on the note is the portrait of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall.

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Mint State Imperial Russian Platinum 12 Ruble

Mint State Imperial Russian Platinum 12 Ruble

By Kent Ponterio, Senior Numismatist & Consignment Director, World & Ancient Coins and Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money auction in Chicago is less than two weeks away. We take great pride in the impressive section dedicated to Russian numismatics. In this article we focus on the earliest platinum coinage issued by Imperial Russia. 
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale of the Dr. James A. Ferrendelli Collection of Early United States Gold Coins 1795 to 1839, is unique in that it is the only time in numismatic history that a complete die variety collection of early quarter eagles has been presented at auction—each and every die variety from 1796 to 1834. Click here for a free download of the catalog, featured in Part 1 of the Rarities Night session at our Official Auction of the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money.

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Welcome to Our Official U.S. Coin Auction Sessions of the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money

Welcome to Our Official U.S. Coin Auction Sessions of the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money

By Brian Kendrella, President

Welcome to our Official U.S. Coin Auction Sessions of the 2014 Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money—one of several sessions that Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering in conjunction with the most important numismatic convention of the year. This is a collectors’ sale encompassing colonial, federal, and related coinage from the earliest days of colonial America down to the modern era. Scarce and rare coins are offered, as are many affordable pieces—literally something for everyone. Get out your “want list” and be prepared to compete for many choice, interesting, and desirable coins. 

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